Jean L. Cooper has been a librarian at the University of Virginia for almost thirty years. Currently, one of her jobs is Genealogical Resources Specialist. Her other books include: "Virginia genealogy; a guide to genealogical resources at the University of Virginia" (2005), http://lib.virginia.edu/genealogy; "A Guide to Historic Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia" (2007); and "Index to Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations. 2nd ed." (2009). Currently, she is working on a reference work tentatively entitled: "Biographical Dictionary of Students of the University of Virginia, 1825-1874". Excerpts from the work in progress can be seen at http://uvastudents.wordpress.com . (Profile photo courtesy of Luca DiCecco, Charlottesville, VA.)
This book is a supplement to accompany Chapter 1 of "A Guide to Historic Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia." In the Guide, my first chapter is about the history of Europeans in Virginia in the seventeenth century. Because of space limitations, we had to omit the tours that went with this chapter. What follows in this publication is that group of tours.